International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Disability Issues
Friday, December 12, 2014

On 3 December I attended an event at Westpac’s mini-stadium on Lambton Quay to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The day is promoted across the world by the United Nations to encourage better understanding of disability issues. This year’s theme was Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology.  I am seated next to Julie Donvin-Irons of Business and Community Shares listening to Genevieve McLachlan. Genevieve runs a technology company that specialises in technology solutions to accessibility problems.